You guys. I am SO struggling to keep up blogging with a post per book – the TIME required for that is just immense! So today, I’m trying to start a new thing of sharing my weekend TBR piles on Fridays. Yes, I know I tried a Goodreads Monday thing too – maybe this will last longer! This way, even if books pass through my life without ever making it to the blog, you’ll at least know what my intentions were, right? And if you see a book again, great! I do keep up my Goodreads account religiously, though, so you can follow me there to see all of my reviews!
These piles are always VERY ambitious, but are the titles I have on my radar for the weekend.
Here’s what I’m planning to work on this weekend!
All summaries are from Goodreads
Laws of Attraction (Librarians in Love #3) by Sarah Title
(Zebra Shout ~ October 31, 2017)
Thanks to Kensington Books for this review copy! I requested a review copy after purchasing the first two books in the series, which I am in LOVE with. A romance series about librarians??? YES PLEASE!
It’s taken law librarian Becky Schrader a long time to stop comparing herself to her family of overachievers and hone in on what she really wants–a normal life, white picket fence and all, Mr. Dream Guy included. But before she gets ahead of herself, her girlfriends convince her she needs to let down her hair for once, meet a hot guy and let the moment take over . . .
After graduating from an Ivy League law school and practicing in New York for a few years, the plan for Foster Deacon was to return home to Denver and join the family firm, marry the right woman, shoulder his responsibilities. Except Foster’s always been a bit of a rebel, and he’s decided to suit up with his family’s rival firm. What better way to celebrate than to spend a night with a gorgeous blonde who leaves before he could say, “Good morning . . .”
Becky feels she did the right thing, leaving her lover’s bed and not her number. After all, she needs to focus on her job at Glassmeyer & Polak–until the new hire walks through the door . . . with a bad case of happily ever after.
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole
(Kensington ~ March 28, 2017)
Thanks to Kensington for this copy! There is another title in this collection coming out at the end of November, and I desperately want to read this one first.
As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past . . .
Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South—to spy for the Union Army.
Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton’s Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he’s facing his deadliest mission yet—risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia.
Two undercover agents who share a common cause—and an undeniable attraction—Malcolm and Elle join forces when they discover a plot that could turn the tide of the war in the Confederacy’s favor. Caught in a tightening web of wartime intrigue, and fighting a fiery and forbidden love, Malcolm and Elle must make their boldest move to preserve the Union at any cost—even if it means losing each other . . .
After Midnight by Diane Shute
(She Writes Press ~ September 16, 2014)
Thanks to BookSparks for this review copy! I’m always up for historical fiction, and the world of 1830s racing world is definitely a new storyline for me. Book 2 in the series is coming out in June 2018!
As far as Alix is concerned, she has no past only today, and her plans for the future: creating a dynamic stable of Thoroughbreds that will take the 1830s British racing world by storm. When forced into assuming the role of Lord Griffon’s wife in London, her plans are threatened by disturbing images of a castle from her past that fight to resurface. Alix is determined to find a way to take control of her life and fulfill her dreams. This women’s historical fiction novel is the first in the Midnight Series.
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling (MIDDLE GRADE)
(Sterling Children’s Books ~ September 5, 2017)
Thanks to WAM! Book Bundle for this copy – I am an Instagram rep for the company. All of my middle grade teacher/librarian friends are RAVING about this one, so it’s a top priority title for me! I was excited to see that it was a part of the Intermediate Bundle for October for WAM!
Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she’ll have to answer the question over and over again.
Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. It’s hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But Aven’s about to discover she can do it all . . . even without arms.
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth (YOUNG ADULT)
(Arthur A. Levine ~ July 30, 2013)
I am participating in a Librarian Battle of the Books in mid-November, and this is one of the titles I assigned myself for the team. I’m really looking forward to it! I am also extra excited about it because Gansworth has another title coming out May 29, 2018 and I want to read this one first.
Lewis “Shoe” Blake is used to the joys and difficulties of life on the Tuscarora Indian reservation in 1975: the joking, the Fireball games, the snow blowing through his roof. What he’s not used to is white people being nice to him — people like George Haddonfield, whose family recently moved to town with the Air Force. As the boys connect through their mutual passion for music, especially the Beatles, Lewis has to lie more and more to hide the reality of his family’s poverty from George. He also has to deal with the vicious Evan Reininger, who makes Lewis the special target of his wrath. But when everyone else is on Evan’s side, how can he be defeated? And if George finds out the truth about Lewis’s home — will he still be his friend?
Acclaimed adult author Eric Gansworth makes his YA debut with this wry and powerful novel about friendship, memory, and the joy of rock ‘n’ roll.
So, that’s what’s on my pile!